NOTE: Courier-News freelance writer Janelle Walker has signed up for the second round of the "Elgin's Biggest Loser" challenge. Participants weigh in Wednesday nights, and Janelle is blogging the experience exclusively for The Courier-News.
OK, here is the deal. I have cheated.
But I don't like that term for deciding that I wanted something sweet. So I am going to say I indulged.
I indulged Saturday night. I drove into Chicago, and my friend Carla and I went out for Mexican. I had the chicken burrito suizo. It was yummy. But really, how bad could cheese, sour cream, chicken and a tortilla be for someone going for an Atkins/The Zone hybrid diet?
It gets worse, after the jump.
The real cheat was a stop at a new frozen custard place in Evanston. This shop is an export from the town where I went to college. When I was IN college, I never had the money to get their custard -- maybe just once a year. But, now that they have franchised, I can get it here, and that makes me very happy. The store just opened, and I had TWO coupons.
I can justify this, right, since custard is made with eggs, and eggs are Atkins-approved? Right? Plus, I only ate half of the strawberry and melted chocolate Snowmonster...
Still, the rest of the week went well. I am eating salads, and I am liking them! The omelets with cheese, ham and turkey I have been making in the mornings are pretty darn tasty, too. Dinner ... well, I don't know what day this week I might get to actually make or eat dinner. But I bought frozen fish filets (I love fish) from the Schwann's man and intend to try to do parmesan-crusted fish this week, with some steamed veggies on the side.
Gotta head to the weigh in. I promise to update as soon as I know the answer.
-- Janelle Walker, Freelance writer